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Using a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SC-04) in Japan, with Docomo as my service provider. Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, unrooted.

Also have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, 16GB, WiFi only (GT-P7510). Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, rooted.


Apr
16
comment Can I disable MTP mode and just have a regular USB connection?
Okay, so I need to forget about trying to not have MTP and instead focus on how to make it work on Ubuntu. Thanks for clarifying.
Apr
16
accepted Can I disable MTP mode and just have a regular USB connection?
Apr
16
revised Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Updated link to Ubuntu question.
Apr
15
revised Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Added link to Ubuntu question.
Apr
15
asked Can I disable MTP mode and just have a regular USB connection?
Apr
12
comment Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Also, I tried to install gmtp as you recommended in a comment above, and I got through the whole process, but when I actually attempt to connect to my device through the gmtp interface, it hangs.
Apr
12
comment Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
There's no Settings -> Wireless and networks -> USB Settings either, I'm afraid. The only USB setting that I have found anywhere in the settings is Applications->Development->USB debugging. As mentioned in the question, it has no impact on this issue.
Apr
12
revised Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Added new details.
Apr
12
comment Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Thank you for responding. However, there is no menu button at all under storage. There's just a bar graph showing me the device's storage memory usage. And I might be blind to the obvious, but I can't find any "USB Connection mode" option anywhere in the settings interface.
Apr
12
asked Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Apr
6
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Nice tip! I'd give you another +1 if I could.
Apr
4
accepted If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
My current search seems to indicate that most, maybe all, tethering apps require a rooted phone. If anyone knows one that doesn't, please post a link. :)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Maybe I'm paranoid, but I hope they wouldn't want to make an example out of me... ;)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@SamSPICA: As per my comment above, I hadn't started out thinking in that direction, but nonetheless it's a good suggestion to use an alternate tethering app that might circumvent the carrier's monitoring software and charges. You should put that as an answer, and even if it's not a direct answer, it would at least get you some rep. :)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@eldarerathis: Ah... I'm starting to see this a little clearer now. I guess at least part of what I'm asking is whether or not it's possible to use a different tethering app without rooting the phone... which is something I hadn't thought of until your comments, but I think that is an essential part of the question.
Apr
3
revised If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Clarified the fact that the provider can accurately track data packets when using tethering.
Apr
3
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@SamSPICA: I don't think that's quite accurate. I don't think my service providor is currently just analyzing usage. I believe they have a specific process on the phone which manages the tethering process to monitor it. They can monitor it by the data packet and charge accordingly.
Apr
3
asked If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Mar
22
accepted Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't keep wifi connected despite settings